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"You never know what day it is, what time it is," said Rivera, who has struggled with mental illness. "Sometimes you never see the sun." Rivera was placed in isolation because of allegations, later determined to be unfounded, that she had kissed and touched other detainees, records show. ...Read More
With Rikers’ positioned for closure, Manhattan debates the 45-story prison tower proposed to replace the Tombs. The prison system’s corruption aside, it’s interesting to consider the visibility this move would bring to the city’s practice of incarceration.
A system built on millions of cell relays, antennas, and sensors also offers previously unthinkable surveillance potential. Telecom companies already sell location data to marketers, and law enforcement has used similar data to track protesters. 5G will catalogue exactly where someone has come from, where they are going, and what ...Read More
"Shawn...is one of hundreds of children in Chicago whose ankle monitors are now equipped with microphones and speakers. The stated purpose of these devices is to communicate with the children, but they are raising concerns among civil liberties watchers that they are actually a mechanism for surveilling the conversations of ...Read More